4 Chaplains Service, Sun, Feb 23 at 2:00 pm
Who are the 4 Chaplains and why do we have a service every year?
George Fox, Alexander Goode, Clark Poling and John Washington were chaplains on the SS Dorchester, a civilian liner converted for military service in WWII. Designed for 400 passengers and crew, she carried 900 military and crew. In Feb 1943, while enroute to Greenland they were torpedoed. The 4 chaplains helped the 900 soldiers into life boats. When there were no more life jackets on board, they gave up their own. As the ship went down, the 4 chaplains joined arms, sang hymns and prayed, going down with the ship.
In memory of these brave chaplains, military organizations nationwide host a special service every year in February and we are proud to be part of this tradition.
Ash Wednesday, February 26
Services at Noon and 7:00 pm
Wednesday Lenten Services
Soup Supper at 6:00 pm
Lenten Prayer Service at 6:45 pm
Did You Know?
In January our Food Pantry served 1,057 people.
Food Pantry Days & Hours: Mon & Wed, 1-3 pm